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Sprayable gel could prevent wildfires spread

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The usual pattern for wildfires is they ignite, then they spread, and then firefighters go to battle to mitigate the damage. A team of researchers wants to stop that destructive process before it even starts. 

Scientists and engineers from Stanford have created a gel-like fluid that can be sprayed on at-risk areas of land. The cellulose-based fluid acts as a carrier for fire retardants. While traditional fire retardant applications only work short-term, the gel's strength is that it can last through wind and rain, making it feasible as a preventive measure.

https://www.cnet.com/news/this-sprayable-gel-could-prevent-wildfires-from-catching-hold/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7539271/This-sprayable-gel-prevent-wildfires-catching-hold-here.html

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Piney

Control burn annually and you wouldn't have to worry about throwing chemicals around a forest. Then you also nip invasive species and insect clusters in the bud as a extra....

But nooo, some company has to make a buck. <_<

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On 10/7/2019 at 8:09 AM, Piney said:

Control burn annually and you wouldn't have to worry about throwing chemicals around a forest. Then you also nip invasive species and insect clusters in the bud as a extra....

But nooo, some company has to make a buck. <_<

No, we have to do it for Climate Change, or as l like to put it, "Climate Funding Emergency".

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Essan

Well if we sprayed the entire Amazon, Congo, Taiga and Indonesia ......  

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